Apr 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
senator chuck grassley of iowa. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia, and if you weren't, the reason? >> the travel in 2012 that you're referring to? um, yes. the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned all investigations -- the matter had been closed. >> is it true that his identity document did not match his airline ticket and if so, why did tsa miss the discrepancy? >> there was a mismatch there. >> well, there was that and there was also more. now with what else we know and what more we still do not. >> tamerlan sar nevada first hi hit the radar in 2011. >> they sent a letter to the fbi and other agencies that we think this guy has become radical. you need to watch him. >> an fbi statement said the question from russia was based on information that he was a follower of radical islam and a strong believer he changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the united states for travel to join us specified underground groups. the fbi says it checks data bases, telephone communications, online activity. it also actually interv
Apr 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> but where politics meet tragedy there's the promise of gridlock. iowa senator chuck grassley already skeptical of the group's immigration proposal join calls that suggest boston has changed things. >> how can individuals evade authority and plan such attacks on our soil? how can we beef up security checks on people who wish to enter the united states? how do we ensure that people who wish to do us harm are not eligible for benefits under the immigration laws including this new bill before us? >> two authors of that immigration bill, chuck schumer and lindsey graham are next. a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ to enjoy all of these years. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in. with premium s
Apr 23, 2013 3:00am PDT
chuck grassley about the future of the legislation. take a look. >> a few ways to improve the bill all for an amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly those who were pointing to what happened. the terrible tragedy in boston as a -- i would say an excuse for not doing a bill or delaying it many months oer years. >> i never said that. >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i didn't say you did. i don't mean you, mr. grassley. >> mr. chairman, i don't appreciate the senator demeaning the witnesses that have come here. >> earlier, senator patrick leahy who chairs the judiciary committee opened the hearing with some tough words for his republican counterparts. >> last week, opponents of comprehensive immigration reform began to exploit the boston marathon bombing. i urge restraint in that regard. refugees and asylum seekers have enriched the fabric of this country from our founding. let no one be so cruel as try to use the heinous acts of these two young men last week to derail the dreams and futures of millions of hardworking people.
Apr 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
hispanic when they're radical islamists. >> chuck grassley from iowa had this to say on immigration reform on friday. >> given the events of this week, it's important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system. while we don't yet know the immigration status of people who terrorized the communities in massachusetts when we find out it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system. >> actually, senator, maybe the weakness is in trying to tie terrorism to immigration. at the table, msnbc contributor and georgetown university professor, michael dyson and ari melber. >> former south carolina gop chair katon dawson and za here ali. gang of 8 in the midst of all this, gang of 8 puts out the immigration report. marco rubio does a kind of here's the talking points from it. border control, border control is the fundamental thing that we hear coming out of what is meant to be an immigration change, something new. yet, the language is still primarily this language about border control. >> i think it goes back to the republican primary for president. rick perry probabl